The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial

The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial

by Robert Neelly Bellah
     
 
This Second Edition represents Bellah's summation of his views on civil religion in America. In his 1967 essay Civil Religion in America, Bellah argued that the religious dimensions of American society--as distinct from it churches--has its own integrity and required 'the same care in understanding that any religion does.'

Overview

This Second Edition represents Bellah's summation of his views on civil religion in America. In his 1967 essay Civil Religion in America, Bellah argued that the religious dimensions of American society--as distinct from it churches--has its own integrity and required 'the same care in understanding that any religion does.'

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**** Revision of the first edition (Seabury, 1975) which is endorsed by BCL3. It was originally a Weil Lecture of Hebrew Union College in 1971. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816421237
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1984

Meet the Author

Robert N. Bellah is professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Beyond Belief and coauthor of The New Religious Consciousness, Varieties of Civil Religion, Habits of the Heart, Uncivil Religion, and The Good Society.

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